When the World Feels Like a Scary Place

Essential Conversations for Anxious Parents and Worried Kids

Abigail Gewirtz
AUD $29.99

A timely guide to talking to our kids about the things that worry them

An urgent and necessary book by prominent child psychologist Dr Abi Gewirtz, When the World Feels Like a Scary Place brings solutions to a problem that is only going to get worse - how bad things happening in the world affect our children, and how we can raise engaged and confident kids in spite of them.

To say we live in an age of anxiety is an understatement. The myriad problems in the world are almost impossible to tune out. The problem is, most children can't put these issues in perspective, and parents (who are often anxious themselves) can have a hard time talking to their kids without making it worse. Dr Gewirtz offers clear and practical advice for having the kind of tough conversation with your kids that really helps.

Through conversation scripts, talking points, prompts and insightful asides, When the World Feels Like a Scary Place is an indispensable guide to talking to our kids about the big things that worry them - making us calmer parents with more resilient children.

Author bio:

Dr. Abi Gewirtz is a child psychologist and a leading expert on families under stress. She is a Professor in the University of Minnesota's College of Education and Human Development (ranked the world's third-leading institution of its kind).

She has consulted to national and international organisations including the U.S. Congress, and UNICEF, on parenting. She has conducted research in the United States, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, and has been invited to speak widely, in the U.S. and across the world, on parenting in times of stress. A native of London, England, Dr. Gewirtz resides in Minnesota with her husband and four children.

Category: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9781788167307
Publisher: Profile Books
Imprint: Souvenir Press
Pub Date: November 2020
Page Extent: 304
Format: Paperback - C format
Subject: Family & health